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Syrian forces kill two in attacks on Friday protests

Syrian forces killed at least two protesters when they fired live ammunition to disperse pro-democracy protests that broke out across the country after Friday prayers in intensified assaults to crush the six-month uprising, activists said.

 

Citing reports from the street, they said the killings occurred in the province of Homs, scene of some of the largest protests against President Bashar al-Assad and where troops and tanks are deployed in the provincial capital and in the countryside. (Reuters)